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Sign Up Today for VMworld’s Most Actionable Horizon Sessions

VMworld 2019 is less than a month away, and if you’re like us, anticipation is building for a conference jampacked with innovative and inspiring sessions live from San Francisco. If you’ve had a chance to check out the 2019 Content Catalog you can see there’s plenty of choices, but with over 800 breakouts we wanted to call out the Horizon-specific sessions we think are the most useful and exciting to attend. And if you haven’t yet registered, consider this a little nudge—there’s still time to join your peers as they explore today’s rapidly changing IT environment.


Horizon Cloud Services: Reduce Cost and Complexity in Horizon Deployments
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Rick Terlep, Senior Architect, EUC Technical Marketing, VMware
Shikha Mittal, Director, Product Management, VMware

This session will explore how the Horizon Cloud control plane frees up overburdened IT departments by offering several cloud services for automating the deployment and ongoing management of Horizon in both on-premises and cloud deployments. We will go over exciting new services such as the Horizon Lifecycle Management Service that automates the deployment and maintenance of Horizon components, the Image Management Service that provides a central catalog and distribution framework of desktop and app virtualization assets, and smart desktop placement based on pre-defined preferences and more. Attendees will learn how these new services will provide a simpler, more cost-effective method to solve business problems with Horizon.


Monitoring Your Horizon Deployments and Users with the Horizon Service
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Rick Terlep, Senior Architect, EUC Technical Marketing, VMware
Cris Lau, Product Line Manager, VMware

This breakout session will cover connecting your Horizon environments to the brand-new features in the VMware Horizon Service, which now provides a single UI to manage user experience and capacity across all of your Horizon deployments. Attendees will learn how intelligence platforms are integrated into the service and receive a sneak peek of where we are taking the service in the future.


New Era of Desktop and App-as-a-Service with VMware and Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Shikha Mittal, Director, Product Management, VMware
Scott Manchester, Group Program Manager, Microsoft

Don’t just take our word on how easy it is to adopt a digital workspace and accelerate your cloud initiatives. Join representatives of two industry leaders, Microsoft and VMware, as they discuss their joint offering to quickly virtualize and move your desktop and apps to the cloud with a unified management platform across hybrid deployments. Learn how you can easily leverage VMware Horizon Cloud on Azure to extend Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop to better deploy, manage, secure and support your digital workspace.


Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure: Technical Deep Dive
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Jerrid Cunniff, Product Line Manager, EUC, VMware
Rick Terlep, Senior Architect, EUC Technical Marketing, VMware

This specific breakout session offers a deep dive into VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure. Our product experts, Jerrid Cunniff and Rick Terlep will offer a sneak peek at upcoming features, explain best practices and dive into nitty-gritty details about how the solution works. The session is particularly useful for those considering or in the midst of large-scale deployments.


Easily Deploy Enterprise VDI Architecture with VMware Cloud Foundation
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Ryan Costello, Senior Staff EUC Architect, VMware
Kevin Tebear, Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

In this hands-on session, you’ll understand just how easy it is to deploy an EUC environment with VMware, starting with VMware Horizon, VMware User Environment Manager and VMware App Volumes. Then, we will take a look at how VMware Cloud Foundation can accelerate the delivery of this platform to accelerate your end-user computing (EUC) return on investment.

Horizon 7 with VMware Cloud on AWS Deployment Architectures

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Angela Ge, Senior Product Line Manager, VMware

This session explains best practices to design your Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS environment at scale. We will take a deep dive into large-scale deployment architecture leveraging Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and Elastic Load Balancing, as well as Amazon’s Route 53 scalable cloud Domain Name System and Directory and Relational Database Service. The session will help attendees reduce the complexity and time spent migrating or extending VDI environments to the public cloud.


Architecting Horizon: The Official Reference Architecture
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Jim Yanik, Senior Manager, EUC Technical Marketing, VMware
Graeme Gordon, Senior Staff EUC Architect, VMware

VMware EUC experts will discuss exactly how to design and architect a Horizon environment in this breakout session. Specifically, they will cover Horizon 7, Horizon 7 on VMC, Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure, App Volumes, User Environment Manager and Unified Access Gateway.


Horizon Cloud Service: Managing Multi-Cloud Horizon Deployments
Date/Time TBD
Joshua Spencer, Senior Architect, VMware
Vernon Lihou, Senior EUC Specialist SE, VMware

Among the hottest trends in IT is the transition to multi-cloud environments, enabling the flexibility to mix-and-match clouds based on specific business needs. In this session, we’ll discuss how you can leverage VMware Horizon across private clouds and public clouds, including Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. We’ll cover flexible deployment options of Horizon subscription licensing, how to deploy the Horizon Cloud Connector and the capabilities of multi-cloud Horizon deployments. With IT professionals shifting from implementers to innovators, this is a must-attend session to prepare for an era of continuous transformation.

JMP: The Easy Button for Delivering Virtual Desktops and Apps from Cloud 
Wednesday, August 28, 12:30 PM – 01:30 PM
Ethan Adams, Infrastructure Solution Architect, Wisconsin Department of Justice
Arindam Nag, Director Product Management, VMware

VMware’s JMP (Just-in-Time Management Platform) helps solve your biggest management challenges when deploying desktops and apps. In this action packed session, see how you can use a cloud-based console to manage desktop workspaces across various capacity planes. You will learn what’s new with VMware Instant Clones, VMware App Volumes, and VMware User Environment Manager. Our team will share the latest advancements and use cases in this session so you can get the most from your subscription licenses.

These sessions provide solutions to some of the most common problems facing IT professionals today, and they’re filling up fast. Don’t wait, reserve your spot today!